August 16, 2017

Spotlight On

Fall Prevention

Our Rising Stars program, developed by Gwynedd’s Recreation Department, protects our residents who are at high risk of falls.

With increased supervision and intervention provided throughout the day, the program’s focal point is our Garden Lounge – a bright, airy room featuring comfortable chairs and glass doors opening to our beautiful courtyard. In this warm, comfortable and secure setting, our residents enjoy a full schedule of activities geared to their specific needs. Because at Gwynedd, the safety and wellbeing of ALL our residents is our highest priority.

BE CAREFUL!

Did you know?

  • People who have fallen once are 2 to 3 times more likely to fall again.
  • About 1/3 of people over the age of 65 fall each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age.
  • 50% of 80 year-olds fall annually.
  • Up to 40% of people who have a stroke have a serious fall within the next year.
  • 55% of all falls take place inside the home, and more fall injuries are caused by falls on the same level – not on stairs.
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